12th Nov 2017: Film Screening of Poppies For Peace Films For Freedom by Simon Byrom
The Red Poppy is a widely recognised symbol associated with the Armed Forces, honouring the sacrifice of soldiers on Remembrance Day. The White Poppy, though less well known, seeks to compliment the Red Poppy as a symbol of Peace, honouring the tragic sacrifice of all life lost in war.
This powerful, thought provoking film is a tribute to: Harry Patch (1898 2009: last surviving soldier of WW1) and Tony Benn (1925 2014: the great politician of Peace)
Reflecting on the current state of the World 100 years since “The War To End All Wars” the film asks the question: “Has their sacrifice been betrayed by our failure to end war?”
Come along to this film screening to see the documentary and have a conversation. This is part of a twinned event where Simon Byrom will be doing a talk about the creation of the film and the ideas explored in it on the 30th of November 2017 as a Ragged University event at Cabaret Voltaire.
Grassmarket Community Project,
86 Candlemaker Row,
Have lunch at the venue!
Date: Sunday 12th Nov Time: 1pm to 3.45pm
PLEASE NOTE: FILM CONTAINS ARCHIVE FOOTAGE OF WW1
& STILLS TAKEN FROM SUBSEQUENT WARS Unticketed/ donation